Former Epic Games president Mike Capps has now completely stepped away from the company, leaving his advisory role to focus on being a father.
Capps revealed last December
that he was leaving his role as president at the company and moving into an advisory role. However, in a Facebook post today, the industry veteran said that this plan hasn't working out as he'd hoped.
"When we announced that I wanted to transition out of my leadership role at Epic, the plan was for a continued but less active role, service on the board of directors, and ideally, being that eccentric semi-retired guy who still comes to playtests and gold parties," he explained.
He continued, "I'm sad to say that plans have changed, and as of February 11th, I'm no longer affiliated with Epic Games."
Capps noted that he is still a member of several game industry boards, and that he plans to continue advocating video games in Washington.
"I'm considering seats on a few company and advisory boards, as well as options for teaching at one of the world-class universities in the North Carolina Triangle area," he added. "And mostly, I'm focused on being a new dad in a few short weeks."
"I have many wonderful memories of my time at Epic, and I wish my friends there all the best in their future projects," he said.